Approximately 960 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalks, are planned for the construction of the International Space Station over the next six years. This is over two-and-a-half times the total number of EVA hours accumulated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the past 35 years of U.S. spaceflight. Therefore, it is advantageous to explore ways to assist astronauts in being more efficient while working in space. The Space Systems Laboratory at the University of Maryland is investigating ways of improving conventional ratcheting tools that do not work effectively in confined spaces and have been seen to exhibit other limitations that restrict their use during EVA. By replacing the traditional ratchet mechanism with a NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center-developed three-dimensional (3-D) sprag and roller mechanism, ratcheting tools can be made more efficient. In October of 1998, a 3-D roller mechanism was flown on space shuttle mission STS-95 as part of the Space Experiment Module program. The goal of the experiment was to quantify the roller's performance when operating for an extended period in a micro-g environment. This paper discusses the design of the experiment, as well as the results obtained.